A weak system will arrive tonight with clouds and a few scattered snow showers. It will also bring in slightly milder air with temps climbing to around 30 during the overnight. Scattered snow showers will taper off early with highs in the low to mid 30s. Watch for slick spots during the morning commute. Another round of scattered snow showers is expected later in the day and into the evening.
After a quiet start Saturday a large storm will move in during the afternoon with snow gradually picking up in intensity. It will also be much colder with highs only around 20. Snow will continue Saturday night into Sunday with arctic air draining in. Snow will wind down on Sunday, although blowing snow will continue to be an issue. Everyone will be shoveling with very difficult travel. As of now the best chance for a foot or more of accumulation will be into parts of the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier.
The other story will be the absolutely frigid conditions developing with temps falling into the single digits Sunday and wind chills dropping well below zero. Monday will be frigid with highs only near 10 and wind chills well below zero. There is likely to be some localized lake effect as well.
After a quiet day on Tuesday we’ll be watching another system with chances for a wintry mix for the middle of the week.